Spice Island Hotel & Resort is a 4 star hotel. Its name is derived from  Zanzibar Island that is often referred to as the spice island, being that there are a large variety of herbs and spices that can be found there. This hotel is suitable for families, romantic getaways and even business meetings. The tropical garden has over 5000 species of trees, flowers and shrubs.

Spice Island Hotel is located on the south east coast of Zanzibar, between the villages of Paje and Jambiani.

The Spice Island Hotel has 34 apartments each with its own private terrace which are surrounded by a botanical garden with an incredible diversity of plants. All apartments are located on the hillside of the plot and face the sea.  In room facilities include: equipped with an air condition, ceiling fan, hot water, shower and separate toilet.

Spice Island Hotel restaurant serves international cuisine and Zanzibar dishes as well. They use locally sourced ingredients that are in season. They have an assortment of international wines on offer. Sundowner cocktails are served at the jetty platform bar.

On  Wednesday and Sunday they set up barbeques along the illuminated pool with different live bands and other local traditional Swahili entertainment.

The jetty can be accessed from the pier. Take a dip into the cool water of the Indian Ocean or start a sailing trip from here. Sip a cocktail and listen to the sound of the sea that surrounds you.

The jetty is suitable for romantic dinner for two or breakfast at sunrise.


  • Beach
  • Swimming Pool
  • Oriental Lounge
  • Spa
  • Internet Connectivity throughout hotel
  • Library
  • Business Centre
  • Satellite Television
  • Honeymoons
  • Conference
  • Watersports


  • Catamaran sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Windsurf, kite surf
  • Banana riding
  • Water-skiing
  • Coral reef tours
  • Village Bicycle Tours
  • Stand Up Paddling
  • Canoes
  • Speed Boat Trips
  • Bottom Fishing Trips
  • Private Diving lessons
  • Water Ski
  • Tubing
  • Wake Board
  • Scuba Diving (organized by our partner Buccaneer Diving Paje)
  • Special Ox-Tour-Program
  • Trekking-Tour to the local stalactite caves

The Spice Island Hotel practice sustainable tourism. This is reflected in the architecture, integration of local traditions, commitment to the local community and the preservation of natural resources. Employees are sourced from the surrounding local villages.